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Unmounted Plow Angled By Itself

Discussion in 'Western Plows Discussion' started by HollowPlower, Apr 27, 2010.

  1. HollowPlower

    HollowPlower Junior Member
    Messages: 1

    I have had a Unimount plow for about 11 years. In November I moved it to a new truck, reusing the old wiring/control (joystick), a Western Unimount to Ultramount adapter, and had the plow serviced (fluid change, new cylinders and shock). The plow was used about 12 times this winter and stayed mounted all the time. All operation was normal.

    In early March, I removed the plow, storing it level on a concrete pad just like it has been for the last 8 years. One day last week (6 weeks after unmounting), I noticed that the angle between the mounting frame and the plow had changed, looking as if the plow had been angle fully to the right (left cylinder fully extended, right cylinder fully compressed). Of course, since the plow blade weighs more, it was in the same place and the frame had shifted.

    I am sure this change happened in less than a day, since I walk within five feet of it almost daily and would have noticed even a small angular change. There has been no power applied to the plow since taking it off. Anyone have any ideas?
  2. WilliamOak

    WilliamOak PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,988

    Someone tried to help themselves to your plow?
  3. elite1msmith

    elite1msmith 2000 Club Member
    from chicago
    Messages: 2,762

    id kinda vote for that one too possibly, or it got hit, like backed up into, and the pressure reliefs allowded it to angle for some reason.

    or a friend messen with you
  4. GripTruk

    GripTruk Senior Member
    Messages: 374

    This is certainly a case for the CSIs, but I'd go with the "someone backed into it" theory, given what little I know about the location.

  5. Bossman 92

    Bossman 92 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,771

    I'd say the wife or girlfriend backed into it. A couple years ago my wife backed into our house. :laughing: